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pancake (981 D)
18 May 18 UTC
east asia map!!!
i think that should exist with a small advantage to china but a unified korea an an i india to balance that up.
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GetDoneSon (981 D)
16 May 18 UTC
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Feature Request: Friends List
Similar to how the site already has functionality for muting and blocking other players, we should be able to add them to a friends list so that tracking them down to send PMs is more convenient. It would also make hosting games with players you know you enjoy playing with much easier. I don’t believe that this feature is currently in the issue tracker, and it seems like it would be very easy to implement given the current muting and blocking features already in place.
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
10 Apr 18 UTC
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New Variant: 'Napoleonic: Empires & Coalitions'
Oli has locked me in his basement and only gives me food when I port a new variant. Send help.
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
12 May 18 UTC
[New Variant] Caucasus
I was contacted by user @vixol a few weeks ago, who showed me his awesome variant set in post-Soviet Caucasus. I hope you guys like it!

Preview: http://vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=118
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
07 Apr 18 UTC
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New Variant: Manifest Destiny III
Hail diplomats,

Yet another variant is coming: Manifest Destiny III. It's set in North America during the conquest of the Wild West.
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Dr. Recommended (1579 D Mod (B))
24 Dec 16 UTC
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Variant Tournaments
I've really enjoyed playing variant-specific tournaments such as the Known World 15x15 currently underway.
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
10 May 18 UTC
[Variant] Florence Diplomacy
What happens when you move two little dots around?
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kaner406 (1430 D Mod (B) (B))
07 May 18 UTC
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Server not processing games.
I've gone ahead and added 24 hours to all games, to avoid any problems preemptively.
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GOD (1718 D Mod (B))
16 Apr 18 UTC
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GODMODE
Hello everyone, If like to host a special rules game, if we could find enough players interested:
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fasces349 (1053 D)
26 Dec 10 UTC
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Advertise live games here
Like in webdiplo, this thread will be used to help people find live games
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Oli (977 D Mod (P))
29 Apr 18 UTC
Help needed: Our 4 press-types.
Hi everybody.
I'm working on a rules-page about our 4 press-types.
Someone willing to submit some guide what these different press-types are, and what these mean for playing the game?
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Siagas (1822 D)
17 Apr 18 UTC
Looking for replacement quickly
Looking for replacements in the following game : Public WWIV
http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=33046

You would play as Egypt in the map World War IV. This game is Public Press so everything you say everyone can see. For more detail, go look the new message in the thread.
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ubercacher16 (1309 D)
30 Apr 18 UTC
Replacement needed
I need a replacement for China in the bourse game.
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islefan5 (968 D)
28 Apr 18 UTC
Problem: cannot set orders
I have the message “loading order” but cannot enter any orders. Is the site down?
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Anon (?? D)
08 Mar 18 UTC
New Variant: 1913
1913 is a revision of the Classic map, having both balance and historical accuracy at its heart.

The first game is live! http://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=34011
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Sky_Hopper (825 D)
04 Apr 18 UTC
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Imbalanced map?
It seems as if several maps need some balancing work. For example, England* v Turkey is skewed toward England, and in Rinascimento, the French are virtually at the hands of other players’ wills.
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Safari (1510 D (B))
05 Jan 18 UTC
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Austrian Succession: New and Improved
After four years, War of Austrian Succession is nearing completion! Please come help test it so that I can perfect the balance.
It would be very helpful if we could have no NMRs for the first few phases. http://lab.diplomail.ru/board.php?gameID=64
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gopher27 (1226 D Mod)
23 Apr 18 UTC
War of Austrian Succession....being obnoxious
Does history matter and should it fall to a mathematician to be the history nerd?
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CCR (1666 D)
12 Dec 17 UTC
A Reconquista variant
http://www.variantbank.org/results/rules/i/iberian.htm
CCR (1666 D)
12 Dec 17 UTC
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It exists and it seems balanced, though the current map is ugly (a simple map made from Mr. Norman's mapper , the tool that generates a 'map file' - the borders file)

I read somewhere here, there or overthere, someone missed such a variant... so here it is!

http://www.variantbank.org/results/rules/i/iberian.htm

It was once installed at the ustr judge, thus someone might have the RP files for this, but since we'd also like to see a new beautiful map, the missing text files are a minor issue... any artist step forward?
BenjaminHester (1035 D)
12 Dec 17 UTC
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doesn't look too difficult. I might take a stab at it unless someone else wants to
wonder why they didn't include the rest of the balearic islands and the north african coast in this variant...the Banu Ghaniya were a separate (and hostile dynasty) to the Almohads in the Granada and Sevilla. It would be a good sixth player addition.

Of course, as you asked for a pure map translation, that's what I'll do, but I might make a second version that adds a sixth player and includes north africa if that's all right
CCR (1666 D)
12 Dec 17 UTC
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Macario's: *Iberian*. Yours: Reconquista!
BenjaminHester (1035 D)
12 Dec 17 UTC
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how's this for Macario's Iberian? I think all my adjacencies are correct now, might want to doublecheck me though. I wanted to do national boundaries for Portugal, Castile, Leon, Aragon, and Al-Andalus, but couldn't get it to look right. Oli's normal shading during implementation should do the trick though.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=107yaAftr3j7kQ1sxRLdbDizlnd5KufzL
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
13 Dec 17 UTC
With RP-files ready (thanks for the link in PM) I should be able to get this working very fast. Pre-Christmas-time is a bit busy, but expect the map soon.
Flame (1080 D (B))
13 Dec 17 UTC
May I have RP-files too?
GOD (1718 D Mod (B))
13 Dec 17 UTC
@Benjamin that Southern monarchy looks pretty overpowered to me, can grab two SCs in the first year for sure or even three, if he's lucky, and then he has no direct neighbours, as opposed to everyone else in the north, which is pretty clustered...
CCR (1666 D)
13 Dec 17 UTC
RP files:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1sFVspB-8eVYtSbY6dB4PZ_CBOa-Yk5tH
These does not include the rgn file for which RP asks for a BW map I don't have


I thought these files were useful, so you do you do not have to code it from scratch??
CCR (1666 D)
13 Dec 17 UTC
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@God: A strong muslim power makes the feling for the Reconquista!
Note that a power having overly good prospects is not a problem - the others must realise this and stop them before they get too far ahead (e.g., Germany in 1900, Ben's Nagashino). Now, a power with overly poor prospects is a problem, because they will always be an easy source of supply centres to their neighbours early on in the game.
there's much on this map that seems a bit unbalanced to me (would never want a seat as Portugal, with zero secure dots and almost certain conflict with Al-Andalus) but I made a pure map translation here, no adjustments to the design. I may tinker with a version of my own later, perhaps including Banu Ganiya and Navarre as playable powers.

As for RP files, that is proving problematic. The source map had no external border to the Iberian peninsula (notice the green touches the blue, no black border in between). While this is aesthetically pleasing (to me) it makes creating the BW and Borders maps for RP a major pain. I will try and see what I can do, but this will take time. If anyone knows of another workaround to create a thin border around the perimeter of Iberia (or make this unnecessary in RP) I'm all ears. Otherwise, this is what cames out in monochrome, and the edge provinces bleed into the surrounding sea zones when using the RP Region Tool to create the .rgn file.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=18VPw88e6r_PUwZVvxMJu_kuH0uBSiP09
never mind. found a way. BW/Border map and matching color map coming shortly. I'll miss the no-border aesthetic, but oh well.
CCR (1666 D)
13 Dec 17 UTC
Include Azores between OAN and OAM - the historical liberty already taken including Madeira justifies it.
And maybe make Portugal a normal one fleet power, then?
The extra SC makes the total even, though.

W.r.t. the BW map for rgn file, well, if I had time I could proceed on pixel by pixel at paint brush...
Note: these three files must be used together in RP to work correctly. Yesterday's version of the map should be discarded.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1TUOXqw0jWGti5dwDYMFk8TpdcoXejcLT

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WRAHw4EqDvUyIdkVpyQX9HaSAjEiH6r-

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1z6MaoFSl_gUXlysiy7x4QYJ89dqSljDP
If I do end up making a Reconquista variant down the road, I will probably include the Azores and many other changes. Refining Balkans and Sengoku are my current projects though, and getting SE Asia 900 ready for release.

As for Iberian, I wanted to make a pure map translation without changing the design. If you want to edit Macario's design and make some additions (like Azores) though, no objection at all here. I recommend adding the change to the BW file, then copy/pasting it to the color one (notice the Borders and BW files are identical.) No fancy software needed, everything I did here was a few hours' work in MS Paint only, from a stock map I found on d-maps.com.
CCR (1666 D)
13 Dec 17 UTC
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Right! End it all up... ;) We love you.
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
13 Dec 17 UTC
We can use the non-sea-border version without any problems here once the files are converted. What color-scheme do you want? vDip colors, or the neutral-territories in green?
JECE (1184 D)
14 Dec 17 UTC
I would keep this map as originally designed. It looks interesting and is pretty simple in design.

If someone were to go about making a new, ambitious variant set in Reconquista Iberia, that would be awesome, but I think it's a different project. Maybe one of the Taifa periods would be more balanced?
whatever colors CCR wants works for me!
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
16 Dec 17 UTC
Is ther an easy way to get the rng-file for the map?
CCR (1666 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
Realpolitik's Region Tool?
I'll try it with Ben's maps by mon/tue.
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
16 Dec 17 UTC
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It‘s not really that important. I just need to place all the units by hand. But I can get all other information from the other files.
I need a starting date, a 1-liner explanation and a color scheme (please name a variant of your choosing and tell me what color I should assign to each country). Should I use custom unit icons?
CCR (1666 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
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Spring 1201
(from Iberian.gam)
Al-Andalus Pink / Aragon Yellow / Castilla Red / Leon Orange / Portugal Green
(from Iberian.cnt)
"A Variant map set on the Iberian Peninsula."
(from scratch)
Well, I suggest using the same units of Mr. Hester's Dark Ages, since this is Ben's art too. Let the custom units with royal arms and such for Ben's Reconquista... (hint, hint).
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
31 Dec 17 UTC
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I started developing the variant, but time is really problematic.
I have already the smallmap and the borders, but I need the smallmap-Names (and the SCs). And as a 2nd step the largemap with SCs.
Link to smallmap: http://www.vdiplomacy.com/variants/Iberian/smallmap.png

Coding is already done. So once I have the maps and Names-overlay I can upload the variant. Any volunteers?
kaner406 (1430 D Mod (B) (B))
31 Dec 17 UTC
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I'll have a squiz at this tomorrow depending on how drunk/hungover I am.

On another note Oli PLEASE don't change the forum!!!
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
31 Dec 17 UTC
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I think the forum is really good for such a small website. I have no plans to change this at the moment... Even sub-forums should be doable with the current code if really needed.
Chumbles (1020 D)
01 Jan 18 UTC
Happy New Year! and ditto re forum
CCR (1666 D)
30 Jan 18 UTC
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Bump. Seems Oli still needs the smallmap-Names (and the SCs) and the largemap with SCs. Link to smallmap: http://www.vdiplomacy.com/variants/Iberian/smallmap.png
Enriador (1491 D (B))
30 Mar 18 UTC
@CCR @Oli

Are the smallmapNames and largemap/largemapNames still needed? I happen to be enjoying my Easter vacation and have been looking for new variants to add... I took a look and I can do these maps quite quickly.
Enriador (1491 D (B))
30 Mar 18 UTC
Also, are we leaving the province names as Macario Reyes did - in Spanish? I am in favor of translating them to English for simplicity and user readability sake.
Chumbles (1020 D)
31 Mar 18 UTC
On the subject of names, it is the Emirate of Granada NOT Al-Andalus; (political entity: Emirate/Caliphate of Córdoba - Muslim Spain whose borders included most of Castille etc.)...
Enriador (1491 D (B))
31 Mar 18 UTC
@Chumbles

Technically speaking, 'Al-Andalus' means any part of the Iberian Peninsula under Islamic control. So, the Nasrid Emirate of Granada *was* Al-Andalus - a much reduced part of it, but still belonging to a continuum.

I agree that it should be named 'Granada' as it is more used, but should we alter the author's design for such a minor difference? I confess I don't know.
Enriador (1491 D (B))
04 Apr 18 UTC
UPDATE: I have been working on 'Iberian', and it's ready to be uploaded to the site for further editing. Given how small it is it'll probably be ready in a matter of hours.

Link to the files: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j9jhbosjgkddb2w/AAAhQ9DkKm930bsnXZGVGXtaa?dl=0
Enriador (1491 D (B))
04 Apr 18 UTC
Start year: Spring 1201.
SCs for victory: 14.
Chumbles (1020 D)
04 Apr 18 UTC
¡Cabalguemos en la batalla una vez más, caballeros!
Enriador (1491 D (B))
04 Apr 18 UTC
P.S.: I took the liberty of translating the names from Spanish to English.
JECE (1184 D)
22 Apr 18 UTC
Did anything come of this?
Enriador (1491 D (B))
22 Apr 18 UTC
@JECE

Yup. Oli and I are on the job.


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stephan (1068 D)
16 Apr 18 UTC
Vermont needed!
Vermont in „the trump effect“ 50 states game has been basically abandoned and is still in its (characteristically) stronk position, but not for much longer. grab while supplies last!
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Sky_Hopper (825 D)
15 Apr 18 UTC
Blank variant?
On the variants page there's currently a row with no assigned variant. Can you fix this?
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TheFlyingJarate (923 D)
15 Apr 18 UTC
Hello, I have a problem
Hello, I have a problem. I am going away for a few days (tomorrow), and I don't know how to quit the game I am in. There are 36 players, so I cannot reasonably ask for all of them to pause --- besides, there isn't enough time --- so I am stuck.
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Maiorianus (1000 D)
14 Apr 18 UTC
Playing with fewer players
Hi all!

I know this is probably a noob question, but I need to resolve this issue: is it possible to start a game with fewer players than those normally expected? I tried it once with the Rinascimento variant, but the game didn't launch just because there weren't 12 players.
Thank you in advance!
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
02 Apr 18 UTC
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Machiavelli Variant
Hail diplomats,

'Machiavelli', a legendary variant of Diplomacy, will soon be made available here on vDip using Andrew Jameson's adaptation.
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drano019 (2179 D)
05 Apr 18 UTC
Variant Design Help
See below.
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Oli (977 D Mod (P))
05 Apr 18 UTC
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New convoy-code.
Thanks to tobi1 we have a new and improved convoy-code.
This was really a problem for all "big" variants.
Very cool you could solve this problem. I did take a look at your code, but I'm absolutely clueless... :-)
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Sky_Hopper (825 D)
06 Apr 18 UTC
Gunboat specs
If the "Gunboat", "Public Press", or "Per Rulebook" rules are employed, shouldn't the game be automatically "Anon" as well? If it weren't, then players could just PM each other, defeating the purpose.
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gopher27 (1226 D Mod)
06 Apr 18 UTC
Question about social norms for players
In a large game, a reliable player asked the mods to extend the game for Easter. The request was general and largely in the name of other player: "Hey guys, it's Easter, and in a big game, some people will probably be traveling to see family." The extension was granted, and requests like that are likely to be accepted.
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Sky_Hopper (825 D)
06 Apr 18 UTC
Port this?
Here's a variant we might want to try (with a few tweaks, of course):
Map: https://apolyton.net/filedata/fetch?id=8931879
Thread: https://apolyton.net/forum/miscellaneous/archives/stories-diplomacy-archive/114155-stefu-s-very-own-north-american-diplomacy-1870-map
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